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Kirk Douglas Theatre Set for Big Night's Big Night

Walter Bobbie directs Paul Rudnick's world-premiere play.

Wendie Malick stars in Center Theatre Group's world-premiere production of Paul Rudnick's Big Night, directed by Walter Bobbie, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
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Big Night begins performances tonight at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

This world-premiere production of playwright Paul Rudnick's comedy is described as follows: "It is the night of the Oscars and a working actor turned Oscar nominee knows that his life is about to change — he just doesn't know how profoundly. His transgender nephew has plans for his speech, his young agent has plans for his future, his unstoppable mother has plans for the catering, and his partner is nowhere to be found. Master satirist Paul Rudnick blends a deep humanity with a honed sense of hilarity in this powerful and funny play about family and fame, the personal and the political, and the drive to stand up and speak out."

Tony winner Walter Bobbie (Chicago) directs the cast of Brian Hutchinson (Smokefall), Max Jenkins (The Mysteries of Laura), Kecia Lewis (Marie and Rosetta), Luke Macfarlane (Brothers & Sisters), Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me!) and Tom Phelan (The Fosters).

The creative team includes set design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by William Ivey Long, and lighting design by Ken Billington. Casting is by James Calleri and Paul Davis. Brooke Baldwin is the production stage manager.

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